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Foodbank Packer with The Whitehawk Foodbank

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About this volunteering opportunity

This role gives an opportunity to thoughtfully fill the bags for clients attending the foodbank to ensure they receive the best service we can provide.

The foodbank opens every Wednesday and we would love someone to help at least once a month - more frequently if possible.  Arrival time is 11.30am and you will be finished by 2.30/3.00pm.

  • Arrive at 11:30
  • Work with Runner and Re-Stockers
  • Set up tables and arrange crates from 2nd cupboard
  • Fill out the ‘Church Re-Stock’ Form for Re-Stockers at beginning and throughout the day
  • With re-stockers put food brought over in cupboards ensuring new stock is at the back
  • Pack bags according to Packing List
  • Pack thoughtfully consider size of the family, the ages of children, dietary needs, personal preferences etc
  • Pack bags evenly and don’t overfill
  • Pack up tables and put all food and crates back in cupboards - ensure heavy crates are put near waist height
  • Clean kitchen, wash up and empty bins etc
  • Report any helpful information to Food Logistics Manager



About this organisation

We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to people in Whitehawk and the wider East Brighton area who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.

Induction, training and support offered with this opportunity

You will be trained by an experienced team member and will "shadow" them in the role for the first few weeks.

Full training will be given on health and safety and manual handling guidelines. 

We also provide training on our packing procedures and foodbank policies and safeguarding arrangements.

Skills or experience needed for this opportunity

We are looking for someone who is reliable and can work as part of a team. 

You will need to respect our clients' privacy and never disclose any of the names or information which you may see at the foodbank.  We require sensitivity to our clients' situations.

We are a Christian organisation and whilst you are not required to be a Christian to be a part of the foodbank team we do expect everyone on the team to have respect for each other's beliefs.

The contact person for this opportunity is Kate Tennant, 07941 397648

  • Expenses are NOT paid for this opportunity.
  • This opportunity is NOT fully wheelchair accessible.
  • Assistance with childcare is NOT available for this opportunity.

Time Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday



  • children/families
  • young people
  • older people
  • volunteering as part of a team
  • DIY/practical volunteering
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